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  • 17 months ago

    IM DanielRensch

    If you've seen the YouTube video, you'd know Ippo isn't as strong as he used to be... can't even hold his own in arm wrestling anymore Tongue Out

  • 18 months ago


    shame. you don't even mention Ippo the hippo. he should beat you up for that (you know he could). lack of communication is an understatement. aside from panic chess, there's also "i don't even know I'm playing chess chess".

  • 2 years ago


    I am not much of a chess player...but white played terrible there.

  • 3 years ago


    great video

  • 3 years ago


    Informative and entertaining.

  • 3 years ago


    I'm really liking the "new" live sessions because of the postmortem at the end... it's good not only watching you play a great instructive and entertaining game of chess, but listening to the in-depth analysis afterwards helps me understand the advanced concepts going on - great as always!! Cool

  • 3 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    Thanks for the feedback @Lakune -- I have definitely had some tough games before (I don't think I'm undefeated or anything Wink), but you are definitely right that I am much stronger than the majority of my opponents. The reason for this is actually simple: Most titled players (and even Expert/Master+) don't like to play longer games online. They log on, play some blitz or bullet to have fun, and log off. 

    So, unless I setup a schedule in advance with another strong player -- I can't control the strength of my opponent. If you follow any of my Live Sessions on YouTube you'll notice I lose more often. Partly this is because it's a faster, crazier experience Tongue Out to play 5 and 3 minute chess and talk at the same time -- BUT the other reason is my opponent's are much stronger. Lots of titled players wanting to play "blitz", not "standard" time controls...

    Anyway, I figured I'd explain why that seems to be the case. 

    Thanks to all for enjoying the video!


  • 3 years ago


    Interesting,understandable and funny-what more can you ask for?!      Loving IT!

  • 3 years ago

    IM JohanSalomon

    New rating: 1748?? dafuq 

  • 3 years ago


    it"s really good oll the member are loging chess .com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Smile 

  • 3 years ago


    nice idea but i think nc3 is best

  • 3 years ago


    nice idea but i think nc- 3 is best

  • 3 years ago


    silly danny, trix are for kids!

  • 3 years ago


    Interesting video, I c that 1 has 2 understand the opening he is playing in order 2 b able 2 use it to its maximum.

  • 3 years ago


    Once the queens are off the board, for an ideal piece setup, should black try to castle or not? I haven't worked through the concrete tactics, but I pictured something like the knight on d5, the bishop on c5 or b4, and then putting the king on e7 to connect the rooks. Is that a good way to plan?

  • 3 years ago


    Great video! Maybe you could do more live sessions as white.

  • 3 years ago


    Hi Danny,

    I've been following your videos since 2010 and I am a big fan.

    I have noticed lately that your Live Session's opponents tend to be much weaker than in the past, making the games less instructive.  

    How about recording Live Sessions on a server where you can find opponents that are Expert/Master level, make the games a little less auto pilot for you, and with the ACTUAL threat that you could lose :)

    Regards and wonderful overall work.

  • 3 years ago


    Another great video.  I will now refine my openning to ensure ouchtown is achieved.

  • 3 years ago


    thank you very much

  • 3 years ago


    Your opponent was a giver, gave you 3 pawns for free, then 1 rook, i appreciate giversWink

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